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BN-800 running on 60% MOX

BN-800 running on 60% MOX

Beloyarsk unit 4 has been given an overhaul after six years of operation. The fast reactor is now using 60% mixed-oxide fuel, which plant owner Rosenergoatom described as "the fuel of the future".

Waste & Recycling 27 January 2022


Test assembly of MBIR research reactor vessel carried out

Test assembly of MBIR research reactor vessel carried out

Atommash performed a test assembly of elements for the multi-purpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor being built in Dimitrovgrad. The six pieces of equipment involved in the test at the Volgodonsk branch of AEM technologies had a combined weight of 164 tonnes.

Waste & Recycling 25 January 2022


New method for decontamination

New method for decontamination

Scientists at Russia's Bochvar Institute have developed a more effective way to decontaminate laboratory equipment which will reduce the amount of radioactive waste that is produced, as well as its residual radioactivity.

Regulation & Safety 24 January 2022


Deal signed for nuclear to power Russian gold mine

Deal signed for nuclear to power Russian gold mine

The agreement signed by Rusatom Overseas and Seligdar covers the supply and consumption of energy from a small modular reactor nuclear power plant to develop the Kyuchus gold deposit in northeast Russia's Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

New Nuclear 21 January 2022


Rosatom signs agreement on possible new reactors for Armenia

Rosatom signs agreement on possible new reactors for Armenia

Rosatom and the management of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant have signed an agreement to look into the possible building of new Russian-designed nuclear power units on the site of the current plant at Metsamor in Armenia.

New Nuclear 21 January 2022


Decree allows further development at Russian ISL project

Decree allows further development at Russian ISL project

Further development of the Khokhlovskoye uranium deposit in the Kurgan region of Russia can proceed after the Russian government classified sites within JSC Dalur's existing licence as "industrial land". The government decree was issued after a public inquiry where local residents approved amendments to municipal land use rules.

Uranium & Fuel 18 January 2022


Latest Kudankulam components in preparation

Latest Kudankulam components in preparation

Main components for India's Kudankulam unit 6 are being manufactured in Russia. Construction of the VVER-1000 reactor officially began one month ago.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Reprocessing contract signed for fast reactor complex

Reprocessing contract signed for fast reactor complex

A contract has been signed to design the used fuel reprocessing module of the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex facility under construction at Seversk in Russia.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2022


Nuclear icebreaker Sibir enters service

Nuclear icebreaker Sibir enters service

Rosatom subsidiary Atomflot has accepted delivery of the Sibir, its newest nuclear-powered icebreaker. The twin-reactor vessel was officially handed over by the Baltic Shipyard which built it.

New Nuclear 06 January 2022


VVER units take shape in Russia and Bangladesh

VVER units take shape in Russia and Bangladesh

The inner dome has been placed on the VVER-TOI reactor under construction in Russia at Kursk-II 2, while a VVER-1200 unit at Rooppur 2 in Bangladesh is approaching the same stage with the placement of its fifth containment ring.

New Nuclear 05 January 2022